The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon TD has announced a new initiative that makes discovering and purchasing the work of the very best craftspeople and designers just a click away for the Irish abroad.
Research has shown that Ireland’s diaspora are more and more seeking to find products from their native county. Up to now, this has been a challenge with no single place where this could be done.
DesignIreland.ie, the online selling platform presented by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, now offers an easy-to-use, by-county, searchable database to enable the Irish abroad to source unique products made in their home county and also to explore maker workshops they can visit on their next holiday to Ireland.
DesignIreland.ie is the definitive digital showcase for 180 of the very best designers and makers producing beautiful jewellery, homewares, textiles, fashion, and giftware in counties across Ireland. Consumers can choose to buy online from trusted retail partners or direct from the maker’s studio in their home county.
As online sales grow internationally it is crucial that Ireland’s makers respond by making their work available to a global audience. DesignIreland.ie is a useful and convenient tool to enable those abroad with an interest in Ireland to seek and discover the very best of what the country has to offer.
Full collections of gift ideas and featured makers can be viewed at DesignIreland.ie